Nick May <nick_at_kyushu.com> writes:
> I am in for this.
> 1) Ruby would be interesting (I know nothing about it and would like
> to work on a collaborative project with people how do) - but is Rails
> the way to go? (it has always sounded a little too far off the metal
> for my tastes...)
There is a huge amount of momentum behind Rails right now, and as
the "killer app" for Ruby, I think it is the main thing that is
driving so many people to pick up Ruby these days.
A lot of "Web 2.0" apps being built with Rails -- I guess the most
well-known probably being Basecamp:
But maybe that ought not to count, since the guy who created
Rails runs that company.
Anyway, one of the chief design goals of Rails is facilitating
rapid application development, and people developing large-scale
apps with it or migrating existing apps to it often comment on how
quickly they can get an app up and running using Rails, and the
elegance of coding in Ruby.
One of the people who blogs at the O'Reilly site runs a commercial
site called CD Baby, and he recently migrated the whole site over
from PHP and MySQL to Rails and Postgresql.
He has been very, very happy with it since.
The way that Rails handles the whole model-view-controller/MVC
separation, I think, is a big improvement over Struts and other
previous frameworks. It was built with the benefit of hindsight.
> 2) We can't bore the *rses off those keitai-l members who are not
> interested in it by talking about it on keitai-l all the time...
> So - sourceforge - anyone?
Sounds good to me. I elect Chris to be the owner for the project :-)
> Or - better, for a mailing list - is there room on anyone's
> ecartis server....
Could use the project mailing-list manager at Sourceforge. Though
it has been unreliable in the past, I've not seen problems with it
> On 29 Dec 2005, at 23:31, Christopher Kobayashi wrote:
> > I've been looking into doing some projects w/ Rails. So how about
> > using Ruby, and we live in Japan ... so why not use a scripting
> > language originating from here :-)
Received on Thu Dec 29 20:07:11 2005